Bruce Highway (Benaraby - Rockhampton), Jellicoe Street to Prospect Street, improve cycle facilities

These bike and pedestrian infrastructure upgrades will improve safety for all road users. This project will deliver a combined 2.6km of new bike lanes and shared paths.

The project will provide on-road bike lanes and shared paths along the Bruce Highway (Gladstone Road) between Jellicoe Street and Prospect Street, delivering improved bike riding and pedestrian infrastructure in Rockhampton.

Benefits

  • Improves safety
  • Improves network efficiency
  • Reduces peak hour congestion
  • Contributes to economy
  • Contributes to regional growth
  • Better active transport

Key features

  • Improve safety for all road users by reducing possible conflicts with bike riders, pedestrians and drivers.
  • Pedestrian safety.
  • Freight efficiency and heavy vehicle management via reduction of on-road bike traffic.
  • Environmental improvements.
  • Improved bike rider safety and facilities.
  • Boost to local economy.

Funding

The $6.16 million project is jointly funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government. The project is funded under the Road Safety Program Tranche 1 which is part of the Targeted Road Safety Program.

Total investment
$6.16 million
Australian Government
$4.93 million
Queensland Government
$1.23 million

Current status

Construction started June 2021 and is expected to be completed September 2021.

Project map

Map of Bruce Highway (Benaraby - Rockhampton), Jellicoe Street to Prospect Street, improve cycle facilities